Shabbat Parashat Yitro 5779

Friday, January 25th
7:00 am: Shacharit
4:40 pm: Mincha
4:41 pm: Candlelighting
No shuir as Rabbi Hyman is away.

Shabbat, January 26th
9:00 am: Shacharit
Followed by a D'var Torah by Ariel Jaffe titled "Yitro and Pharaoh - on Gratitude and Thanklessness".
4:30 pm: Mincha
5:42 pm: Havdalah


Shul Announcements

Kiddush is sponsored by the shul and will include our annual Cholent cook off thanks to the participants, Tanya Kanner, Glenn Schulman, Rebecca Koenigsbergs, Steven Wilf, Nadav Berman Shifman & of course the organizer Elchanan Baine!

Rabbi Hyman will be away in Israel from Jan 23 - Feb 4 and will be available by email or by phone.

Shul Events

Saturday, January 26, 7:30 pm (rescheduled from Jan 19)
Westville Shul Film Night
"1945" (2017)

Every other Tuesday, 7:30 pm
Feb 5 & 19, Mar 5 & 19
Rabbi Zalman Alpert
Bi-weekly Talmud Class in Tractate Brachot

Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 pm
Westville University presents
Prof. Philip Stambovsky
Kant’s Ethical Philosophy and Human Dignity: What Would the Rabbis Say?  

Saturday, February 16, 7:30 pm
Westville Shul Film Night
Marshall (2017)  

Community Events

Sunday, February 3, 2:00 pm at the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St, New Haven
Screening of the silent film The Ancient Law (1923, Germany)
Silent film with live music score performed by Donald Sosin (Ed Shrager's brother-in-law) and Alicia Svigals. The Ancient Law tells the story of Baruch (Ernst Deutsch), the son of a rabbi in Galicia during the 1860s. After participating in his shtetl’s Purim spiel, Baruch catches the acting bug and leaves home against his father’s will to join a traveling theater troupe. Once in Vienna, an Austrian archduchess develops feelings for Baruch and endeavors to turn him into a great classical actor. While his love of secular literature has not waned, Baruch’s longing for home consumes him and he soon returns to his family and life in the shtetl. Made during the mass migration of Eastern European Jews fleeing the Russian Revolution and the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, its depiction of 19th century Jewish life in Europe is sympathetic to the Orthodox Jewish culture of Europe’s nascent refugee population while still highlighting the tension between tradition and modernity.

Oren Kanner